Theatre Bristol Agents
At Theatre Bristol we believe in giving visibility & profile to independent artists and producers, positioning them as leaders who are collectively responsible for the future of the arts, rather than reliant on a hierarchy of institutions.
One of the ways we have started to do this is by supporting independent practitioners to attend high level conferences, workshops and other training opportunities, some of which may usually only be attended by salaried staff. On their return we ask them to share their experience and learning with the rest of the sector by writing a blog, making a vlog, or more practically in a class or workshop.
We call this TB Agents and we want to expand it year on year.
2016-17 TB Agents
8 dance artists/producers attending conferences/workshops/training events
In partnership with Tribe of Doris a bursary place for their summer school
2 artists to attend IETM (with a member of TB staff)
1 artist to attend the Family Arts Conference in Bristol.
In 2017-18 we intend to expand our TB agents to 24, plus we will continue to support 2 artists to attend IETM.
TB Agent blogs/vlogs and any other thoughts or information will be published online, just click the links to be taken to each page:
Tribe of Doris Summer School - Latisha Cesar shares her experience in a video
IETM in Bucharest - Playwright David Lane joined us, and blogged about his experiences
IETM in Valencia – attended by Roseanna Anderson (sharing to come)
Re:generations 4 Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination - an international academic and artistic conference in Birmingham, focusing on dance of the African Diaspora. Jazlyn Pickney shares her thoughts here: Download Jazlyn's thoughts. (Helen Wilson and Camille Barton’s thought to come)
Candoco Teacher Training Intensive – attended by Laura Moy (sharing to come)
Screen dance workshop at Independent Dance – attended by Silvia Carderelli-Gronau (sharing to come)
Rosangela Silvestre's Dance Intensive in Orixa Dance – attended by Angeles Montero (sharing to come)
Age On Stage conference – attended by Polly Robertson. Read Polly's blog here
New Tech: New Movement: New Future conference – attended by Katy Noakes (sharing to come)
Family Arts Conference – attended by Amy Rose (sharing to come)